Binibining Pilipinas 2019 handed out a bevy of special awards to deserving candidates from several sponsors.
Vicki Rushton of Negros Occidental won five of the nine special plums for the night: The Manila Bulletin Reader’s Choice Award, Jag Denim Queen, Miss Ever Bilena, Bb. PotenCee Gandang Palaban, Miss World Balance, and Miss Cream Silk.
Martina Turner Diaz of Muntinlupa was awarded as Miss Philippine Airlines 2019 while Emma Mary Tiglao of Pampanga was declared as the Miss Pizza Hut 2019. Bea Patricia Magtanong of Bataan was chosen as Bb. Megawide.
Six special awards are included in the final set: the Pitoy Moreno Best in National Costume Award, Bb. Friendship, Bb. Talent, Bb. Photogenic/Face of Binibining Pilipinas, Bb. Blue Water Day Spa Best in Swimsuit and the Bb. Best in Long Gown.
Last May 29, the pageant’s National Costume Fashion Show took place at the New Frontier Theater. As host Anne Curtis said: “The binibinis showcased the unique and rich heritage of the Philippines through their fabulous and spectacular costumes” in the said event.
From the Top 10 announced after the said event, Emma Mary Tiglao of Pampanga won the Pitoy Moreno Best in National Costume Award. She also took home a complete wardrobe set from Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI).
Unanimously selected by her co-candidates, Marie Sherry Ann Tormes of Polangui, Albay became the Bb. Friendship 2019. For this, Sherry also bagged a complete wardrobe set from BPCI.
Seventeen out of 40 of the Binibining Pilipinas candidates joined the Talent Competition last March 30, 2019 at the New Farmers Plaza. Cassandra Colleen Chan of Bacolod won the Bb. Talent 2019 title.
Gazini Ganados of Talisay, Cebu, who eventually won the Miss Universe Philippines title, was named Bb. Best in Long Gown, winning P50,000 cash and the Face of Binibining Pilipinas 2019/Bb. Photogenic 2019.
Bb. Pilipinas- International Bea Patricia Magtanong of Bataan was also adjudged the Bb. Blue Water Day Spa Best in Swimsuit, also getting a complete wardrobe set from the BPCI.